Author: Associated Press

Texas Longhorns will play Arkansas Razorbacks

Card and No. 21 Texas face tough road trip to Arkansas next

AUSTN, Texas (AP) — Hudson Card was solid, and occasionally great, in his first career start as the Texas quarterback. Now he has to duplicate that effort on the road, at night, in front of a hostile sellout crowd in…

Rangers defeat Angels 7-3

DJ Peters has 2 HRs, 4 hits to help Rangers beat Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — DJ Peters homered twice, had a career-high four hits and drove in four runs, and Taylor Hearn pitched seven innings of seven-hit ball in the Texas Rangers’ 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.…

U.S.A. and Canada ends in draw

Pulisic returns as US held to 1-1 qualifying draw vs Canada

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The remade U.S. soccer team quickly got itself into trouble in World Cup qualifying, wasting Brenden Aaronson’s second-half goal when Cyle Larin scored to lift Canada into a 1-1 draw Sunday night. U.S. star Christian Pulisic…

Padres defeat Astros 4-3

Cronenworth homers in 9th, Padres win; Stanek, Astros tumble

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As he rounded third base and flung off his batting helmet in anticipation of a wild celebration after his first career walk-off home run, Jake Cronenworth of the San Diego Padres had two thoughts racing through…

Longhorns defeat Rajin' Cajuns 38-18

Card debut a winner for No. 21 Texas over La-Lafayette

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Steve Sarkisian era is off to a good start at Texas behind a new quarterback and a running back finally getting his chance to carry the load for the Longhorns. Bijan Robinson scored twice and…

No. 6 Texas A&M routs Kent State

O’Neal has 2 interceptions

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Leon O’Neal Jr. had two interceptions, returning the second one 85 yards for a touchdown, and Devon Achane added two scores to help No. 6 Texas A&M beat Kent State 41-10 on Saturday night. It’s…

TCU defeats Duquesne 45-3

Duggan, TCU blow out Duquesne as teams shorten 2nd half

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Max Duggan threw for a touchdown and was one of four TCU players with a rushing score as the Horned Frogs routed lower-division Duquesne 45-3 in an opener shortened in the second half Saturday night.…

Texas Tech defeats Houston 38-21

Shough, Brooks lead Texas Tech to win over Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Tyler Shough accounted for two touchdowns, Tahj Brooks rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns, and Texas Tech beat Houston 38-21 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday night. Shough finished 17 of 24 for…

Judge shields Texas clinics from anti-abortion group’s suits

Here is what you need to know

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state judge has shielded, for now, Texas abortion clinics from lawsuits by an anti-abortion group under a new state abortion law in a narrow ruling handed down Friday. The temporary restraining order Friday by state District Judge…

Job market steadily rebounds from economic collapse

Jobless claims drop by 14,000; unemployment benefits fell to 340,000

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 340,000, a pandemic low, another sign that the job market is steadily rebounding from the economic collapse caused by the…

Texans' Shaq Lawson now with the Jets

Jets acquire edge rusher Shaq Lawson from Texans

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are replacing one sack-happy Lawson with another. Edge rusher Shaq Lawson was acquired by the Jets from the Houston Texans on Sunday for a sixth-round pick in next year’s NFL draft,…

New Orleans Saints will practice at Jerry World for a few days

Saints move practice to home of Cowboys after Ida evacuation

ARLINGTON,Texas-- The New Orleans Saints are planning to practice at the home of the Dallas Cowboys for three days this week after evacuating because of Hurricane Ida, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Sunday.…

Rangers defeat Astros 13-2

García slam for Rangers to avoid sweep by Astros

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adolis García hit the first grand slam by a Texas batter in almost two years and DJ Peters had a massive homer while driving in three runs as the rebuilding Rangers avoided being swept by Houston…

Jags beat Cowboys 34-14

Lawrence wraps preseason with 2 TDs, Jags beat Cowboys 34-14

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Trevor Lawrence took the reps coach Urban Meyer said he needed, and now has a taste of success going into the regular season. Jacksonville’s rookie No. 1 overall pick completed 11 of 12 passes for 139…

Buccaneers beat Texans 23-16

Brady throws touchdown pass

HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady threw for 154 yards and a touchdown in just more than a quarter and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a 23-16 win over the Houston Texans on Saturday night. It was by far his most…

Bears beat Titans 27-24

Justin Fields makes his 1st start

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Fields is right where the Chicago Bears hoped he would be at the end of the preseason. All coach Matt Nagy will say is that they feel good with where the Bears are with their…

Astros beat rookie Rangers 5-2

Alvarez, Correa go deep in win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Houston Astros finally have their primary lineup back together on the field. The AL West leaders also have left-hander Framber Valdez throwing strikes. Yordan Álvarez homered for the fifth time in eight games, Carlos Correa…

Two people killed near courthouse in Kankakee, Illinois

One person is also hurt in the shooting incident

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed and another was injured in a shooting near the county courthouse in the small northern Illinois city of Kankakee. Kankakee Mayor Christopher Curtis told the Associated Press via text message…

Officials: U.S. personnel among the wounded in Kabul airport attack

Pentagon confirms second explosion at hotel near airport

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Russian officials says twin suicide bombings have struck outside Kabul’s airport, killing at least 13 people. Large crowds of people trying to flee Afghanistan have massed at the airport. Western nations had warned earlier in the…

Paralympics open in empty stadium — just like Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Paralympics began Tuesday in the same empty National Stadium — during the same pandemic — as the opening and closing ceremonies of the recently completed Tokyo Olympics. Japanese Emperor Naruhito got it all started again, this…

ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 form alliance for scheduling, policy

The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten and Pac-12 announced an alliance Tuesday that will work together “on a collaborative approach surrounding the future evolution of college athletics and scheduling” with a clear eye on the growing power of the SEC.…

Red Sox defeat Rangers 8-4 in 11 innings

Shaw hits grand slam as Red Sox beat Rangers

BOSTON (AP) — Travis Shaw hit a game-ending grand slam in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Monday. Shaw, who entered as a defensive replacement in the eighth, drove a 3-2 pitch…

Mariners earn 6-3 win over Astros

Mariners score 4 in 11th to avoid sweep

HOUSTON (AP) — Ty France tied the game with a solo home run in the ninth inning and put the Seattle Mariners on top with an RBI single in the 11th before Kyle Seager belted a three-run homer in a…

Miguel Cabrera reaches baseball milestone

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera hits 500th career home run

TORONTO (AP) — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera became the 28th major league player to hit 500 home runs, reaching the milestone in the sixth inning Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. The 38-year-old Cabrera connected on a 1-1 pitch…